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Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in February

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Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Hartford, ConnecticutThe 39th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show will be held February 20 through 23, 2020, in the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, Connecticut.

Hours are 10 a.m. ti 7 p.m. February 20, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. February 21 and 22, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 23, 2020. Admission is $18 for adults (note: surprisingly, admission can be paid only in cash).

Covering almost three acres, the show offers ideas for house, apartment, and condo dwellers. This year’s theme is “Connecticut Springs into Earth Day”.

More than an acre of gardens in full bloom are planned by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, including naturalistic, low maintenance, native, containers, tomatoes, vegetables, organic, herb, and pollinator gardens.

The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s Advanced Standard Flower Showfeatures more than 12,000 square feet of “Spring Into Connecticut” design, horticulture, botanical arts, and photography. Look for hundreds of booths of displays, activities and shopping, including artisans, handcrafted gifts, fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture, lawn and garden tools, equipment.

Want to know what makes up your garden dirt? Bring 1/2 cup of soil to the University of Connecticut Co-op booth for free testing.

Seminar presenters include Craig LeHoullier, author and Garden Writers Association Gold Award winner; Charlie Nardozzi, gardening coach, author and radio/TV host; Sandra Visnapuu of S.E.V. Design Group; Tom Christopher, horticultural journalist and Public Radio host; Jen Plasky of Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses in Greenwich; Rob Townsend of Aqua Scapes of Connectucut; Lorraine Ballato, Advanced Master Gardener and horticulturist; and Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, author, horticulturist, owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services in Northford.

(Photo courtesy of Connecticut Flower & Garden Show)

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